Miguel Eduardo Salazar, a man of God, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, was called to be with our Lord on November 27, 2022, after a brief illness at the age of 63.
Miguel was born in Sabinas, Coahuila, de Zaragoza, Mexico, on July 16, 1959, to Juan D. and Gloria C. Salazar. His family moved to Uvalde, Texas, where he began working at a young age and eventually graduated from Uvalde High School in 1978. He then attended and graduated from Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, and Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Miguel received his Bachelor of Business Administration and also studied for his postgraduate degree.
In the spring of 1983, while living in Uvalde, he met his wife of 35 years, Rosalinda Castro. He lived and worked retail in various places, starting in Kerrville and Universal City for Wal-Mart and then at Love’s Travel Stop in Oklahoma City, Ok., where their daughter Amber Emerald Nicolle Salazar was born. They relocated back to Texas, where he worked for the State as an investigator for health care facilities and then as an administrator for various nursing care centers, including San Jose Nursing Center in San Antonio, Texas. As a nursing home administrator, he had many successes, but the one he was most proud of was being a COVID-free nursing center for San Jose during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Miguel was a man of God who would take the time to listen and pray with whomever sought him out for advice. He was known for giving individuals a wooden cross as a reminder to continue praying as stated in his favorite bible verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:17. He was a strong leader and would always take charge of any situation that crossed his path. He had a great love for his pastor, Chuck Vangulish, of Uvalde, Texas, and the New Testament Fellowship Church, as well as his church family.
Miguel is preceded in death by his parents, Juan D. and Gloria C. Salazar, sister Catalina Salazar Torres, and brother Jesse John Salazar. He is survived by his Wife, Rosalind Castro Salazar, Daughter Amber Emerald Nicolle Salazar; Sisters, Juana Laura (Alejandro) Munoz and Gloria Margarita Salazar; Brother, Guillermo (Maria) Salazar; Nieces, Dulce Maria (Ervey) Salazar Lira, Elda (Juan) Salazar Romo, Laura (Joseph) Salazar Garcia; Nephews, Juan A. (Claudia) Torres, Alejandro Munoz Jr., Jesse John (Mayra) Salazar Jr., William Anthony (Agata) Salazar and Jonathon Ray (Valarie) Salazar; numerous great nephew and great nieces, relatives and friends.
A special thank you to the medical staff of the Neuro ICU at the Methodist Hospital Stone Oak for their overall care and compassion. Upon Miguel’s request there will be no funeral services. Care under the direction of Puente and Son Funeral Chapel South, 3520 S Flores, San Antonio, Texas 78204.
Isaiah 49:16, BEHOLD, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.